K’s 4 Kids Vietnam Fundraising Success

Date Posted: 11.09.2014

Marc and Maria Mrsic of TTS Group recently embarked on an adventurous fundraising mission riding motorbikes through Vietnam. They branded the event K’s 4 Kids as they personally donated $1 for every kilometre they travelled as part of the expedition.

The event raised a total of $1,637.89 to provide help for underprivileged school kids as part of AFAP’s Action on Poverty program for supporting ethnic minority children at semi-boarding schools in North-West Province, Vietnam.

We would like to thank all of you who made generous donations towards this important fundraising event. We also thank our partners at Coolrider Vietnam who donated their tour guide services and motorcycle support.

Maria Mrsic said “we were a bit unsure at the start how much we would even raise, and in the back of my mind I was actually a bit worried we may not even receive any donations at all.  Instead we were overwhelmed with donations and support from so many people; friends, family, work colleagues, business associates and clients” said Maria.

The K’s 4 Kids event covered a total of 712km over 9 days with stopovers in:

Ho Chi Minh City
Phu My
Vung Tau
Mui Ne
Dalat
Lak Lake
Buon Ma Thuot, and
Nha Trang

The team spent an average of about 4 to 5 hours each day riding through Vietnam’s spectacular countryside which was no easy task constantly weaving around stray animals, improvised tractors and millions of scooters, which seem to have their own set of unimaginable road rules. The team had an adventurous time riding through monsoon rainfalls, along cliff edges and through dangerous road construction sites.  Marc and Maria said the most rewarding and exciting parts of their trip were spending time at the Phu My School teaching English and meeting so many happy and cheerful kids along the entire journey.

The event ended in TTS Group’s newly established Hanoi office where Marc and Maria were met by Mr Ta Van Tuan, AFAP’s Vietnam Country Director and his team of local representatives.  Tiffiny Kellar, Communications Marketing & Fundraising Manager of AFAP, said “We are so grateful to Marc and Maria and their team at TTS Group for supporting our life changing work in Vietnam. Thanks to their generosity ethnic minority children, who are the most vulnerable group in the country, will have better living conditions when they are studying away from home. ”

Marc Mrsic, Managing Director of TTS Group said “I cannot begin to explain how fun and equally rewarding this whole event has been for me personally and for the staff across our entire company.  I was proud to see our new staff in the Vietnam office rally behind us supporting our team values and engaging corporate social responsibility. Off the success and positive outcomes of this event I plan to introduce more similar activities wherever our business takes us” said Marc.

 

A HUGE THANKS to everyone who followed our trip and made donations to this important cause.

 

For more information about AFAP Action on Poverty and the fundraising work they are doing in Vietnam please Click Here.